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Nature, Science & Society

Putin’s “Correction” of History: How Fictional Narratives are Shaping Russia’s Future

This article delves into Putin’s perspective on Russian history and his attempts to rectify its “mistakes” through warfare. By analyzing science fiction literature, the article shows how popular culture has influenced Russian society’s views on the past. The subgenre of time travel, in particular, has gained traction among readers, creating a revisionist and revisionist narrative.

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Putin’s Historical Narrative on Ukraine: Justification for Aggression or Deliberate Misinformation?

Konstantin Skorkin, a journalist and historian of Ukrainian politics, explores Russian President Vladimir Putin’s views on Ukrainian history and how they have evolved over time. He discusses the origins of these views, including the influence of writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and their impact on Russian domestic and foreign policy. Skorkin debunks the idea that Lenin created…

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Understanding Propaganda: History, Techniques, and Modern Russian Propaganda

In this article, Dmitry Sidorov, a Russian journalist with experience in both propaganda media and independent journalism, delves into the world of propaganda. The article covers the definition of propaganda, classical propaganda techniques, and the emergence of propaganda throughout history. It also focuses on modern Russian propaganda, its characteristics, the use of conspiracy theories, and…

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Street Art as Protest: How Russians Express Anti-War Sentiments Through Graffiti, Leaflets, and Posters

In Russia, where military censorship and persecution of dissenters are rampant, anonymous street art has become a relatively safe way for citizens to express their anti-war stance. This article explores the history of street art activism in Russia, how it has evolved into a form of “invisible protest”, and the risks involved in using this…

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The Climate Crisis During Ukrainian War: How the Planetary Crisis Intensifies

The climate crisis is still here and, because of the war, it has significantly worsened. Military actions have concrete ecological consequences, such as pollution of soil and water, collapse of water supply systems, and destruction of forests. But the war also has less obvious environmental consequences, disrupting supply chains and threatening global food security. The…

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Why do Russian soldiers hide their faces? An exploration of the depersonalized military

The Russian army is essentially a collective of faceless people. Middle and junior officers, as well as ordinary soldiers, are mostly shown in masks and balaclavas in TV reports and social media. Russian mercenaries also prefer not to reveal their faces. Today’s article is about how and why it happened, including the depersonalization of the…

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